Wednesday, January 02, 2008

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Anonymous said...

On ITV tonight at 10.35pm there's the first of three programmes about Sandbanks (continuing on Wednesday 16 January and concluding on Thursday 17).

Piers Morgan investigates why Sandbanks is one of the most expensive places to live in the world.

Anonymous said...

German delinquent banished to Siberia

German authorities exasperated at the behaviour of a 16-year-old boy have sent him to a remote Siberian village for an "intensive educational experience".
The unusual measure by youth welfare officers in the central state of Hesse has raised fresh questions about how to deal with delinquents who have been blamed for a series of ugly crimes.
The boy, who has not been identified, was dispatched east after behaving violently in school and at home and attacking his mother.
He is being forced to fend for himself in boot camp-style conditions in the forlorn village of Sedelnikovo, several hours' drive from the city of Omsk, in the western Siberian interior.
He has had to cope by collecting and chopping firewood to make his own fires, digging his own toilet and pumping water supplies from a well.
He will stay there for nine months, separated from family and friends, the internet and television, under a program designed for him.
The youth spends most of his time trying to cope with his day-to-day existence.
If he doesn't chop the wood, his room is cold. If he doesn't fetch water, he can't wash.

Anonymous said...

The Swanage Yacht Club will host an Extraordinary General Meeting of Swanage and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.30pm.

Steve Darrington said...

The 8th Swanage Blues Festival is on 7, 8, 9 March. Admission is free.

Artists include The Guvnors, Jon Walsh Blues Band, Sonny Black, Storm Warning, Will Killeen, John Crampton, Angelina & JC Grimshaw, Robin Bibi, Motel 6, The Mustangs, Robert Hokum Blues Band, Coalhouse Walker, Ernies Rhythm Section, Debbie Giles Band, Chris Collins & Blues Etc, The Ragtime Jug Orchestra, Hightown Crows, Coast, C Sharp Blues, Steve Darrington, the Fabulous Fezheads and Harris, Budden & Osborne. Plus open mic sessions every afternoon and a blues steam train ride.

For full information, a free programme or to get on the mailing list, see website

Anonymous said...

Thomas the Tank Engine is Dead!

According to the Beeb, Swanage Railway is to drop their T the T weekends due to legislation that would require the Staff to take Training Courses.